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Because you knew, deep down, that it was just a matterof time…An audio series on YouTube based around the popular background characters from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic series, Doctor Whooves and Ditzy Doo, a.k.a. Derpy Hooves.The series commences when the TARDIS materializes in the area outside Ponyville. The Doctor steps out, bewildered at his arrival in such a colorful place, and is even more surprised to find that Ditzy can talk when the two encounter one another. She tells him that all ponies in this land can talk, and that he himself is now a pony, much to his bemusement.The Doctor surmises that the TARDIS has brought him to Equestria to participate in an important event, and when the Doctor tells Ditzy this, she suggests that it could be the upcoming Summer Sun Celebration. Before they go, the Doctor taps Ditzy to act as his temporary assistant.
This series is notable for being able to work into both canons, running parallel with events in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and incorporating elements from Doctor Who, in contrast to Doctor Whooves Adventures, which is more of an alternate universe to the two.And so ends the first episode and begins the adventure of our two heroes.The team's output to date includes nine episodes and assorted shorts/specials, listed below in order of their release:
There's also a Tumblr run by the production staff. At BronyCon 2014, they announced a Spin-Off series, Jot's Journal, which will focus on the messenger dragon Jot (introduced in Episode 8).Can't get enough? Keikoandgilly (The Doctor's original voice actor) and BaldDumboRat (Derpy) livestreamed (and later placed on YouTube) the results of their playing Portal 2... In character as The Doctor and Derpy Hooves, thus making an hilarious three-way crossover between Doctor Who, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Portal 2's co-operative multiplayer. Yes, it's every bit as psychotically hilarious as you're imagining. They do slip out of character a few times, but it's worth it to hear the Doctor's anguished cry of "Ditzzzzzyyyyyyyyyyyy-*splashboom*" every time Ditzy's player mistakenly drops him to his doom. Good thing the robot reassembler cuts in before Time Lord regeneration. Especially hilarious thanks to the livestream audience chatting at BaldDumboRat who interprets them in-character as voices in Derpy's head.
The more frustrated he becomes, the funnier his rants get - even more so due to his efforts to keep himself from using bad language during the recording. BaldDumboRat can be heard in the background from time to time as well.
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Accidental Proposal: As a thank you gift, the Doctor gives Sapphire Shores a jelly jar of sugar cubes, which also happens to be an archaic method of proposing marriage. Cue the Doctor leaving as fast as possible.
Ass Kicks You: The destruction of the entire Cyberpony assembly plant is triggered by Derpy knocking a panel loose when she sits down.
"WARNING. THE DATA STATES THAT THE FEMALE PEGASUS HAS A DESTRUCTIVE POSTERIOR. DESTROY IT AT ALL COSTS."
"Now you listen to me and you listen to me good, Frolorn. This planet has a lot of wonderful ponies. I haven't met them all yet, but they're wonderful! And I'm not going to let their planet turn into a planet of ice. I'm the Doctor and the doctor is in!"
Baleful Polymorph: Played with. The Doctor is more amused than anything at being inexplicably turned into a pony. He does find it difficult to do anything with hooves, like pick up his sonic screwdriver, but he eventually gets over that once he learns how to pick things up with them. (See Feather Fingers below.) If anything he's more disappointed that he's still not ginger.
Been There, Shaped History: The Doctor carries this trait over from his series, where it's revealed that he accidentally set in motion the events that would cause the founding of Equestria.
Berserk Button: In Wrong Way Backwards, the Doctor gets uncharacteristically serious when he remembers that he needs to get back to Ditzy.
In the Portal 2 livestreams, Ditzy loves to drive the Doctor crazy by calling him fat.
Big Damn Heroes: Princess Luna in Episode 5 when the Doctor, Ditzy, and Celestia are surrounded by Cyberponies.
Brick Joke: Time Turner remembers Twilight Sparkle in the crossover as the rude purple unicorn, since she ignored him in the first episode
Carnivore Confusion: Lampshaded. After learning that Ditzy doesn't know what bacon is, the Doctor remembers that ponies are herbivores and that sentient ones eating other animals similar to them would probably be almost like cannibalism anyway. But he also notes how strange it is that they evidently eat and cook with eggs.
Catchphrase:"Fancy that!", "The Doctor is in!" occasionally, and recently "Avante!" for the Doctor.
Centipede's Dilemma: Ditzy Doo can hold a screwdriver fine, but the Doctor can't pull it off, except until he stops trying to figure out how it worked and does it on accident.
Christmas Episode: The Christmas Special. Though nothing major happens except the reveal that the Windigos were aliens the Doctor accidentally sent back in time.
Composite Character: The Doctor's voice actor has stated he's based the character off a combination of the 10th and 11th Doctors, occasionally adding a bit of the 9th during serious scenes.
Exact Words: The Cyberponies offered to make Regal Script ruler of Equestria...but left out they considered Equestria their enemy.
Feather Fingers/Powerpuff Girl Hands: The Doctor is utterly (and understandably) befuddled by how ponies can apparently just stick things to their hooves after he struggles to pick up his sonic screwdriver. He gets the hang of it in the third episode, though. The Christmas Special reveals he has some struggles of the "aim for one button, hit seven" variety whilst piloting the TARDIS but as any Doctor Who fan will tell you, TARDIS piloting problems are nothing new for the Doctor.
Fish out of Temporal Water: The Doctor, who is very amused at being a pony and fascinated at how the ponies work in this strange world.
Flanderization: The Doctor's love of butter was barely alluded to early on; he seemed to prefer muffins more, and only talked about butter as an addition to muffins. Come episode six, he's turned to eating the butter he and Ditzy are using to make pie (It Makes Sense in Context). Goes further in episode seven; Ditzy implies he often eats butter until he passes out, and he starts carrying butter around in his pocket.
Fur Is Clothing: According to the third episode, ponies have pockets on their hides, as an explanation for their occasional use of Hammerspace in the cartoon.
Genre Savvy: Ditzy eventually has things figured out. "This forest is normal." "Then why did the Tardis land here?"
Gilligan Cut: When the Doctor tries to talk Ditzy into going into the Everfree Forest to go after Nightmare Moon, she keeps telling him he's crazy. Until…
The Doctor: We can have muffins afterwards. cut to Ditzy and the Doctor wandering in the forest Ditzy: How did I get here?
Good All Along: In Part 3 of Wrong Way Backwards, it is revealed that the Cheshire cats who started the whole thing were former pets of Lewis Carrot, and have been setting things up to defeat the Jabberwock the whole time.
Hate Plague: The parasite from episode 6 (pt. 2), the source of it being from an alien insect, that make the victim angrier to feed off them. It's revealed to be the cause of the conflict between the pony settlers and buffalo, as well as the fight between Ditzy and the Doctor, as well as the two being reduced to children.
Have We Met Yet?: Luna apparently knows the Doctor, even though they haven't met yet from his perspective.
The Heart: Wrong Way Backwards shows just how much Ditzy is this for The Doctor.
Heroic Sacrifice: Attempted by Tick-tock in Terror as part of a Taking You with Me plot to trap the Terror in a time lock. Fortunately the Doctor is able to rescue them before it comes to that.
Hero of Another Story: The Doctor and Ditzy's adventures run side by side the canon ones. For example, the first three episodes take place during "The Mare In the Moon - Parts 1 and 2" and episode four takes place during the Winter Wrap-Up, with scenes of Doctor Whooves from the episode used as reference for what he's doing. The Christmas Special takes place just after the end of the play in "Hearth Warming Eve" and reveals the Windigo's presence in pony history is the Doctor's fault.
In this show's first part of the Wrong Way Backwards crossover, the story starts during Hearts and Hooves Day, some point in or after the episode named after said event. Ditzy asks why he's so dirty, which happened to be explained during the "Perfect Stallion" musical number where the Doctor runs through a muddy puddle prompting the Cutie Mark Crusaders to claim he is "too splashy". Additionally a screenshot from said episode points the Doctor and Ditzy out in together in the background at the start of this episode.
Hurricane of Puns: Ditzy unleashes one to cheer up Time Turner near the end of the crossover
Jumped at the Call: When the Doctor asks Ditzy to be his companion in episode four, she pretty much literally jumps into the TARDIS.
Last-Second Chance: As the Cyberpony homeworld is about to explode, the Doctor offers them a chance to redeem themselves and he'll save their planet from destruction. They turn him down, and he sadly leaves them to perish. He laments after watching their homeworld explode in the distance.
Malicious Misnaming: "Derpy Hooves" appears to be a mean-spirited name the other ponies call Ditzy Doo; she doesn't like it very much until the Doctor says he finds it cute and melodious. By the end of episode 6, she sees that he means it as a sign of friendship and allows him to call her Derpy from that point on.
He spends most of episode 5 trying to convince her that "Miss Hooves" sounds better than "Miss Doo."
Mood Whiplash: In part 1 of "Apples & Arguments", before the battle of Appleloosa, the Doctor has a somber moment where he laments that even in Equestria, he can't escape strife and conflict, and that he can only hope that there won't be too much blood shed. Then when he finds out that the "battle" is going to be a pie fight, he's stunned for a minute before becoming positively jubilant.
In part 2 of "Apples & Arguments", when the Doctor uses the only antidote to his reverse aging condition, apple pie, to stop the cause of it, Ditzy is holding his shrinking body in an emotional moment…and then the Doctor suddenly turns back to normal, squishing her.
In Part two of the Doctor Whooves Adventures part of "Wrong Way Backwards", this version of the doctor suddenly gets serious about returning to his own world after seeing the Doctor Whooves Adventures Ditzy, who reminds him of his own Ditzy, only to muse over Twilight's glowing horn as she uses it to turn pages in a reference book.
The Doctor from Doctor Whooves Adventures kept getting Derpy's name wrong at first, and before he heard her name he called her Georgia.
In Wrong Way Backwards Part 2, events in each show reference each other for this part, such as the assistants/companions refusal to refer to The Doctors as The Doctor.
Anyone who has watched a Multi-Doctor episode before knows that having two doctors in the same place and having them argue... is not in any way, shape, or form, an unusual occurrence, such as what happens in Wrong Way Backward Part 3.
In Star Struck, the Doctor receives a makeover that includes a leather jacket but remarks that he doesn't have the ears for it, a clear reference to the Ninth Doctor.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Remember the Windigos that nearly froze to extinction all three pony tribes while they were fighting each other? They're aliens the Doctor accidentally sent back in time through a worm hole. Though, thankfully, this also resulted in the founding of Equestria and creation of Hearth's Warming Eve.
Obfuscating Insanity: Part 3 of Wrong Way Backwards. He explains that being overly creepy with Rarity was instrumental to not wasting time chatting with her, and then delivers an extremely serious speech about how he'll do whatever it takes to keep Twilight safe until the other Doctor switches back with him.
Obviously Evil: Regal Script. The Doctor spends some time kicking himself for not figuring it out earlier.
Only Sane Pony: Ditzy Doo, actually. Mostly because the Doctor is crazy even by pony standards.
Painting the Medium: Used to unnerving effect in the crossover when it is listened to with headphones - whenever the cats make an appearance their voices begin behind the left ear before moving to a less creepy position.
Doctor: Even here, there's war. I thought this place would be peaceful. I just wanted once, just for once, to travel the universe without having any incident and me being involved. Well, I'm just hoping there won't be too much bloodshed. (Sniff, sniff) (Record Needle Scratch)I smell pie.
She Is Not My Girlfriend: In Episode 5, a random civilian that they try to ask for information mistakes the two of them for a couple.
In this show's part 2 of Wrong Way Backwards Assistant!Twilight uncharacteristically assumes Ditzy and "Clockwork" are a couple with the only substantial evidence to suggest such a thing is that they were trying to find a book together on Hearts and Hooves day. This couldn't be any farther from the truth as Ditzy continues to think more and more about how he is not her own Doctor
Skewed Priorities: In Episode 8, the Doctor is too busy Squeeing over the ginger unicorn standing in front of him and Ditzy to care about the loaded crossbow said unicorn is aiming at them.
The Slow Path: For the Doctor only a few moments pass between part 3 and 4 but for Ditsy it's been two months.